Ryan Sharpe

Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) Laboratory Manager
Centre for Earth Observation Science, Geological Sciences

Supervisor: Dr. Mostafa Fayek
MSc in Geological Sciences (U of M)
BSc Geological Sciences (U of M)


My main focus at the University is operating and maintaining a CAMECA 7f Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (SIMS). Our instrument is one of only four SIMS instruments in academic institutes in all of Canada. The technique allows access to the entire periodic table (H through U), has very low detection limits (ppm-ppb) and operates in situ at a very high spatial resolution (10-30 microns).
The lab specializes in a wide variety of techniques related to both stable and radiogenic isotopes as well as trace elements. The scope of research conducted at the U of M is multifaceted and research includes the study of uranium deposits, ore fluids, transition metal isotopes, material sciences, archaeology and gemstones among others.
Aside from the duties pertaining to the lab itself I am on the Faculty’s Local Area Safety and Health (LASH) committee and am also the Chief Fire Warden for the Wallace building.


339 Wallace Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2
(204) 474-7124

Email: Ryan.sharpe@umanitoba.ca